Hurricanes name team to play Stormers

The Hurricanes have named their team to take on the Stormers this Friday at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Four changes have been made to the starting team. In the forwards Ben Herring returns to the openside flank, while Thomas Waldrom takes over from the injured Rodney So’oialo at number eight. In the backs Isaac Boss will start at halfback for Piri Weepu who has twisted his ankle and Conrad Smith starts at centre after recovering from his elbow injury.

Hurricanes: Riki Flutey, Hosea Gear, Conrad Smith, Tana Umaga (Captain), Ma’a Nonu, Jimmy Gopperth, Isaac Boss, Thomas Waldrom, Ben Herring, Jerry Collins, Luke Andrews, Ross Kennedy, Neemia Tialata, Andrew Hore, Joe McDonnell,

Replacements: Joe Ward, Tim Fairbrother, Kristian Ormsby, Chris Masoe, Shannon Paku, Tane Tu’ipulotu, Lome Fa’atau

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